No Cost Emergency Childcare

While local schools are closed due to coronavirus, the YMCA is offering emergency childcare for people who provide essential services (verification required). The need for and utilization of childcare resources was assessed, and resources were developed to respond to the demand.

YMCA Childcare

The YMCA offers safe, engaging activities with trained, certified staff. There are only limited spots available; we will work to expand this program based on need. The maximum ratio of staff to children is 1:9.

Days & Times:

Care is available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Drop-off open from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Drop-off is from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.


Central Church of Christ
45 N Main Street, Sparta, TN



Registration Fee:

Provided at no charge for essential workers, as defined by the State of Tennessee

The YMCA will provide breakfast and snacks. Parents will be asked to send lunch.


Who is eligible?

A full list of eligible workers can be found here.

Email for additional information.